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NBA : ATS Matchup
Saturday 11/17/2012Line$ LineOU LineScore
TORONTO
 
BOSTON
+7  

-7  
+220

-300

187
 
89
Final
107

TORONTO (2 - 6) at BOSTON (5 - 4)
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Saturday, 11/17/2012 12:35 PM
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501TORONTO190.5188.5
502BOSTON-8-7
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
TORONTO - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games2-6-2.23-54-496.947.541.2%49.6100.651.645.2%55.5
Road Games1-3+0.22-22-291.546.540.4%47.799.053.543.0%57.0
Last 5 Games1-4-1.22-32-396.444.840.8%50.0104.451.644.6%56.6
Division Games0-2-2.40-21-191.542.541.6%45.5100.056.046.1%56.5
TORONTO Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)96.947.535-8641.2%8-2135.9%18-2381.3%501220259134
vs opponents surrendering93.547.236-8342.8%6-1834.1%16-2176.3%511121218135
Team Stats (Road Games)91.546.532-8040.4%6-2030.5%21-2583.0%48918267132
Stats Against (All Games)100.651.635-7845.2%7-1841.3%23-3174.8%551021207167
vs opponents averaging94.648.535-8143.4%7-1934.8%18-2475.3%531220197157
Stats Against (Road Games)99.053.534-7843.0%7-1936.8%24-3374.8%571120207147

BOSTON - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games5-4-1.82-55-397.345.146.8%46.498.649.144.6%50.7
Home Games2-2-3.20-32-196.539.046.2%47.598.047.744.1%51.5
Last 5 Games3-2+0.12-13-198.447.248.1%46.097.650.043.3%51.6
Division Games0-2-3.20-12-098.547.547.7%47.5104.058.045.5%49.5
BOSTON Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)97.345.136-7746.8%5-1436.8%20-2679.7%46724207134
vs opponents surrendering95.447.636-8144.4%6-1835.2%17-2375.9%511122208155
Team Stats (Home Games)96.539.035-7646.2%4-1236.2%22-2977.4%47626188144
Stats Against (All Games)98.649.137-8344.6%7-1837.3%18-2377.9%511123208145
vs opponents averaging95.648.936-8344.0%7-2034.5%16-2175.4%511123208156
Stats Against (Home Games)98.047.738-8644.1%8-1942.7%14-1780.0%511224219166
Average power rating of opponents played: TORONTO 94.5,  BOSTON 95.3
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
TORONTO - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/UShotsPctREBTOShotsPctREBTO
10/31/2012INDIANA88-90L1.5L190U33-9136.3%541037-7847.4%5318
11/3/2012@ BROOKLYN100-107L5.5L194O37-8245.1%461437-8145.7%5917
11/4/2012MINNESOTA105-86W-3.5W189.5O40-9044.4%471129-6445.3%4924
11/6/2012@ OKLAHOMA CITY88-108L9L197.5U30-8435.7%461735-7447.3%5617
11/7/2012@ DALLAS104-109L7W197O36-8144.4%48839-8446.4%5811
11/10/2012PHILADELPHIA83-93L-2.5L185.5U30-7938.0%451234-7346.6%5415
11/12/2012UTAH133-140L3L192.5O51-10847.2%601746-9349.5%6018
11/13/2012@ INDIANA74-72W9W185.5U26-7236.1%511224-7532.0%5512
11/17/2012@ BOSTON              
11/18/2012ORLANDO              
11/20/2012@ PHILADELPHIA              
11/21/2012@ CHARLOTTE              
11/23/2012@ DETROIT              
11/25/2012SAN ANTONIO              
11/27/2012@ HOUSTON              
11/28/2012@ MEMPHIS              
11/30/2012PHOENIX              
12/3/2012@ DENVER              

BOSTON - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/UShotsPctREBTOShotsPctREBTO
10/30/2012@ MIAMI107-120L6.5L187.5O39-7552.0%431543-7954.4%408
11/2/2012MILWAUKEE88-99L-7L197U33-7444.6%411840-8646.5%5118
11/3/2012@ WASHINGTON89-86W-5.5L191U36-8442.9%44934-7843.6%5715
11/7/2012WASHINGTON100-94W-9.5L186.5O34-8142.0%601639-9541.1%5019
11/9/2012PHILADELPHIA100-106L-5.5L180.5O37-7648.7%461440-8248.8%4816
11/10/2012@ MILWAUKEE96-92W-1W194U32-7244.4%551435-8839.8%5211
11/12/2012@ CHICAGO101-95W3W185O41-8150.6%37834-7445.9%5013
11/14/2012UTAH98-93W-5T191P36-7250.0%43933-8240.2%5712
11/15/2012@ BROOKLYN97-102L5T190O35-7546.7%491336-8542.4%5111
11/17/2012TORONTO              
11/18/2012@ DETROIT              
11/21/2012SAN ANTONIO              
11/23/2012OKLAHOMA CITY              
11/25/2012@ ORLANDO              
11/28/2012BROOKLYN              
11/30/2012PORTLAND              
12/1/2012@ MILWAUKEE              
KEY GAME INFORMATION
TORONTO: GUARDS: KYLE LOWRY is healthy again and will be handed the reigns. He could be the Raptors best player on both ends of the floor . . . As of now, JOSE CALDERON is still on the roster, but he's not long for Toronto with Lowry's arrival. He won't start over Lowry, but he could see decent minutes as the Raptors attempt to showcase him . . . With Toronto's influx of new talent, DeMAR DeROZAN could be marginalized on the offensive end. He hasn't really progressed past the dunker/raw athlete stage of his career . . . Rookie TERRENCE ROSS can just about match DeRozan's athleticism, and while he has no handle, he's a potentially deadly three-point threat . . . JOHN LUCAS III will back up both guard spots . . . ALAN ANDERSON returns as a defensive stopper in the second unit. FORWARDS: ANDREA BARGNANI makes his triumphant return and will likely go back to the perimeter. The Raptors have beefed up in the middle so Bargnani can play outside more . . . LANDRY FIELDS plays enough defense to earn minutes, but it seems like his signing was more a result of Toronto playing cap games to try to land Steve Nash. He'll likely platoon with Terrence Ross . . . ED DAVIS made some strides this offseason, but he's still not where the Raptors want him to be on the offensive end . . . LINAS KLEIZA's knee should be in better shape this season. The Raptors want more shooting, and he has a chance to grab a bigger role . . . Toronto will do everything it can to get out from under AMIR JOHNSON's contract . . . DOMINIC McGUIRE figures to occupy the final seat on the Raptors bench. CENTERS: JONAS VALANCIUNAS would have been the No. 2 pick of the draft had he come out a year later. He's a wiry, strong athlete who's physical down low with soft touch out to 10 feet. Toronto sees him as a franchise cornerstone who meshes nicely with Bargnani . . . AARON GRAY should provide ample competition for the starting center job.
BOSTON: GUARDS: This offense now belongs to RAJON RONDO, and that should be especially true during the regular season . . . Even if he comes off the bench, JASON TERRY figures to see the bulk of the minutes at shooting guard. He provides some much-needed outside shooting after Ray Allen left and should challenge Paul Pierce for the team lead in shot attempts . . . Adding COURTNEY LEE was more of a move for the future. He's a fine young second-unit player for now and should be an heir apparent on one of the wings . . . AVERY BRADLEY could be out until December after shoulder surgery. As Boston's best perimeter defensive player, he could reclaim his starting job in the season's second half . . . The addition of LEANDRO BARBOSA gives Boston another veteran who can create his own offense in the second unit, something that was sorely missing in last year's playoff run. FORWARDS: PAUL PIERCE quietly had a great regular season last year. Though with some improved depth behind him, Rivers might have his 35-year-old All-Star wing rest more often . . . BRANDON BASS gives them another scoring option, even if he does struggle on the defensive end. He'll get full-time minutes only in certain matchups as long as the frontcourt is healthy . . . JEFF GREEN's heart condition is no longer a concern, but the tweener's role in Boston after a year off is cause for worry . . . There are already question marks surrounding rookie JARED SULLINGER's back. He's very similar to Bass: He can score out to mid-range but doesn't play much defense. Expect him to be strictly a second-unit player in his first NBA season . . . CHRIS WILCOX will provide fouls off the bench when healthy. CENTERS: The Celtics are prepared to go with KEVIN GARNETT in the middle, which was the case when they were at their best last season. His role on offense is still knocking down mid-range jumpers, and he's still an elite defensive player . . . Professional flopper JASON COLLINS will fill in nicely for the departed Greg Stiemsma . . . FAB MELO is years away from being ready to contribute (if he actually is ever ready to contribute) and DARKO MILICIC was also added via free agency for more frontcourt depth.
PREVIEW
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER PRO BASKETBALL PREVIEW (TORONTO-BOSTON) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

*Raptors-Celtics Preview* =========================

By MIKE LIPKA STATS Editor

Toronto (2-6) at Boston (5-4), 12:30 p.m. EDT

The Toronto Raptors have been forced to adapt without their starting point guard, who is expected to remain out for at least another week or two.

The Boston Celtics hope they don't have to wait that long for the NBA assist leader to return.

Rajon Rondo's status is uncertain for Saturday, when the Celtics look for a ninth consecutive home victory over Toronto.

Rondo is averaging 12.5 assists but he missed his first game this season Thursday due to a sprained right ankle. Boston (5-4) squandered a fourth-quarter lead and its three-game winning streak ended with a 102-97 loss at Brooklyn.

Former Raptors guard Leandro Barbosa started in Rondo's place and scored 17 points, but he had only two of the Celtics' season-low 17 assists. Coach Doc Rivers didn't seem certain about Rondo's availability for Saturday.

"If he's ready to play whenever we play again, he'll play," Rivers told the NBA's official website. "If he's not, he won't. We'll just keep moving."

Boston, which went 9-5 including one playoff game when Rondo was out last season, may not need him to defeat Toronto.

Although the Celtics lost the last two meetings - both in Toronto with Rondo in the lineup - they were missing their point guard the last time the Raptors visited Boston on Feb. 1. The Celtics won that game 100-64, their third straight home victory in this series by at least 20 points.

The Raptors (2-6) continue to play without point guard Kyle Lowry, who averaged 23.7 points in the first three games of the season before suffering a bruised bone in his right foot in the fourth contest.

After losing four straight overall, the Raptors picked up their first road win of 2012-13 with a 74-72 victory at Indiana on Tuesday. Replacement point guard Jose Calderon, averaging 12.7 assists in his last three games, posted his first career triple-double with 13 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds.

To say Toronto relied on its defense - holding the Pacers to 32.0 percent shooting - may be a bit of an understatement considering the Raptors scored five points in the final 12 minutes, the fewest in any fourth quarter in franchise history.

"We were exhausted," guard DeMar DeRozan said one night after a triple-overtime loss to Utah. "But it's about gutting it out. We had to rely on something, and it wasn't our offense tonight. It was all mental and heart."

Toronto's defense has been a problem in recent visits to Boston, with the team allowing an average of 107.0 points on 52.1 percent shooting during its eight-game skid there.

Paul Pierce was 8 of 12 from the field Thursday against the Nets, scoring 22 points, but he was upset with himself for missing a pair of free throws in the final minute.

"I take a lot of blame for down the stretch," Pierce said. "I'm the guy they call upon to make the plays and I didn't make the plays tonight. It's a long season, but that's not the main reason we lost. You can point to a number of little things we talk about all season long."


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